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PSA: How to Fix “Missing” Sonic 4 PC Saves

Chances are the small percentage of you that picked up the PC version of Sonic 4: Episode 1 have gotten a small update to the game. Upon trying the game out, you might have also noticed that your settings were all gone and that your save file was gone as well.

While we could take yet another potshot at Sonic 4, let’s focus on fixing that issue. What this last update did is create a second executable file: one for Windows XP and one for Windows Vista/7. To restore settings, you’ll need to run the settings application included with the game. As for the save file, it’s still there with all your hard work. It just needs a little renaming.

To do so, head into your Steam folder located in Program Files, click on the folder named “steamapps” and then “common”. Click on the Sonic 4 folder and you should see a file named “Sonic_save.dat”. Simply rename this to “Sonic_vis_save.dat” and all your hard work will be restored.

Chances are the small percentage of you that picked up the PC version of Sonic 4: Episode 1 have gotten a small update to the game. Upon trying the game out, you might have also noticed that your settings were all gone and that your save file was gone as well.

While we could take yet another potshot at Sonic 4, let’s focus on fixing that issue. What this last update did is create a second executable file: one for Windows XP and one for Windows Vista/7. To restore settings, you’ll need to run the settings application included with the game. As for the save file, it’s still there with all your hard work. It just needs a little renaming.

To do so, head into your Steam folder located in Program Files, click on the folder named “steamapps” and then “common”. Click on the Sonic 4 folder and you should see a file named “Sonic_save.dat”. Simply rename this to “Sonic_vis_save.dat” and all your hard work will be restored.

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    i dont know what is more creepy, Sonic’s faceial expression or the Herobrine mod in Minecraft

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    Leave it to Sega to break a already broken game even further. Seriously, I hate that they brought it to the PC. The game is just a blatant joke and a complete mockery of the originals.

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    Thanks for the fix :).

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    Herobrine, if anything.
    Sonic just looks like someone replaced his mouth with a vagina.
    But I love how it looks like he’s thinking “Oh, it’s DIMPS. Here we go again…”

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    Okay, helpful legit advice.

    NOW you can take a potshot and promote the Steam release of Sonic CD some more?

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    Good thing I don’t have the PC version of Sonic 4 Episode 1, then.

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    Didn’t DIMPS actually develop this game, and not Sega?

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